Helium tank rental is only available at our Mississauga, Ontario location. Please see the article Do you rent or sell helium tanks? for more information.
Below are the terms and conditions and waivers when renting a helium tank.
Term and Conditions for Rental/Waiver
Charges and Weekly Charges
You agree to pay the full rental cost of the tank. In the event of a canceled event, we are unable to provide a refund once the tank leaves our premises. If you return a tank with helium left in the tank, we cannot offer partial refunds. You must return a rented tank within 5 days after the date of pick up. Otherwise weekly tank rental charges will apply of $5.00 per week or partial week. You understand and agree that the helium cylinders remain the property of SBC Inc (DBA Bargain Balloons).
Safety and Injury
You agree that the rented tank(s), once they leave our premise, is the sole responsibility of yourself, the individual, or the business renting the tank. SBC Inc. (Bargain Balloons) disclaims any liability for injuries suffered or damage incurred in connection with the improper or proper use of tanks or equipment. You also acknowledge that you have received safety information including the Material Safety Data Sheet and that you will read the safety instructions before using the tank, nozzle, or transporting the tank. Some safety instructions also appear on the tank, but may not be inclusive of all safety instructions you must follow.
When you rent a helium tank, we will often provide some basic training or education. The training and education are provided at no charge but come with no warranty or guarantees as to the quality of the training or education. You are responsible for following all safety requirements whether taught during the brief training/education or not.
Loss or Damage
Responsibility for equipment and tanks remains with you from the time of receipt to the time of return. Please be sure all equipment and tanks are secured when not in use and protected from the weather. The charge for damaged equipment is the full cost to replace the equipment. It is your responsibility when storing the equipment offsite like a hired hall, convention center, restaurant, etc...that the equipment is taken care of. Equipment or tanks not returned in a clean condition may be subject to cleaning charges. The cost of replacing a tank is $450 for a large helium tank, $340 for a medium helium tank, and $285 for a small helium tank. Replacement costs for nozzles are latex nozzle $39.75 and dual inflator $93.82.
You agree to WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS that you may have or may have in the future for all liabilities for any loss, damage, expense, or injury, including death, that may be suffered using the equipment.
Safety/ Warnings and Liability
If used properly helium, the tanks and the equipment are extremely safe.
All safety instructions must be followed along with common sense.
- Gas is under pressure. Handle with care. Helium is stored compressed in a high-pressure cylinder.
- Not for use in any medical or industrial application. Helium is sold for only the purpose intended-filling foil and latex balloons.
- Never inhale or allow to be inhaled, helium contained in a balloon, a gas container, or filling equipment even for a short period. Inhalation of helium can cause death or personal injury and may also cause dizziness, an irregular heartbeat, narcosis, nausea, or asphyxiation /suffocation. Helium reduces oxygen for breathing.
- Always secure the cylinder and prevent the cylinder from falling over. Never leave the cylinder in a public place unattended where children or unauthorized persons can gain access to it. Do not allow children to touch or play with cylinders, valves, or filling equipment. Use only approved regulator valves. When transporting tanks we recommend you store the helium tank in the trunk of your car secured. If you must transport tanks in the passenger compartment make sure they are secured and have at least one window open at all times.
- Only those over 18 and who have read the following safety instructions are permitted to use the tank and equipment and fill balloons. Only those over the age of 18 are permitted to touch, move or transport the tank or operate the balloon filling equipment.
- Never use the cylinder or open cylinder without first fastening a regulator valve or filling equipment rated for cylinder pressure. DO NOT store or use the tank in a closely confined or poorly ventilated area. Leaking helium can reduce the amount of oxygen in the air and cause asphyxiation
- When transporting the tank you must make sure the balloon nozzle is removed and the tank shut off is turned off.
- Bleed all helium out of the valve (balloon nozzle) before attempting to remove the valve (balloon nozzle). If there is helium left in the valve (balloon nozzle) it may not unscrew.
- Keep away from heat (<52°C/125°F). Use only in an area with adequate ventilation. Keep cylinder valve closed when the product is not used. Gas may accumulate in confined areas. Rapidly evolving gas can cause burns similar to frostbite. Since the product is a gas, it will probably be inhaled rather than ingested. Consider first the preventive measures in case of inhalation. Valve protection caps must remain in place unless the cylinder is secured with the valve outlet or piped to the usage point. Do not drag, slide or roll cylinders. Use a suitable hand truck for cylinder movement. Use a pressure regulator when connecting the cylinder to lower pressure piping or systems. Do not heat the cylinder by any means to increase the discharge rate of product from the cylinder. Use a check valve or trap in the discharge line to prevent hazardous backflow to the cylinder. Do not tamper with (valve) safety devices.
- CLOSE VALVE AFTER EACH USE AND WHEN EMPTY.
- Balloons represent a possible choking hazard. Adult supervision is required. Keep uninflated balloons away from children. Discard broken balloons immediately.
- Do not place the nozzle in the mouth or nose for any reason. Doing so can damage lungs and other body parts, which can result in serious personal injury or death.
- Never expose helium cylinders to direct heat, fire, or mistreatment. Exposure to such conditions may result in the rupture of the cylinder, resulting in serious personal injury or death.
In case of Inhalation, conscious persons should be assisted to an uncontaminated area to inhale fresh air. The person should be kept warm and calm. Quick removal from the contaminated area is most important. Unconscious persons should be moved to an uncontaminated area, given assisted resuscitation and supplemental oxygen. Further treatment should be symptomatic and supportive. CONTACT A PHYSICIAN. Call 911. For supplemental support in case of emergency please call the gas supplier Air Liquide at (514) 878 1667.
For additional information read the Material Safety Data Sheet supplied to you.